How to invite others to join a LinkedIn group

Are you a member of a LinkedIn group that you would like to invite others to join?  You might be able to do it easily if the group manager allows member invitations. 

Here are the steps:

 1.  Go into the group you want to invite them to join

2.  Click on “Share group” on the right side of the group’s menu bar

3.  Click on “Invite Others”

4.  Click on the blue ‘in’ logo on the right side of the “Connections” box to invite people from your network.

5.  It’s always nice to add a personal message in the “welcome message” box so they know why you want them to join.

6.  Click “Send Invitations”

 

That doesn’t work if the group manager doesn’t allow members to invite others to join.  In that case, instead of #3, you can click on “Share on LinkedIn” and enter an email address of someone you want to tell about the group.

 

The third solution (and the easiest for you) is tell them the group name and have them go to your profile, scroll through your groups, and click on the “+ Join” button to request membership.

 

The last choice is to send their email address to the group manager and ask them to invite them.  Most group managers want to grow their groups, and will probably be happy to do so, especially if you tell them it’s OK to use your name.

 

Why invite others to join groups?  If you find the group helpful, and you believe they will too, then it’s a nice thing to do and they will most likely appreciate your suggestion and help.  A group with 10 members isn’t nearly as helpful as one with 100, so recruiting more members to your groups will help the group be more beneficial to you.  A future post will discuss how to make the most of your groups (you can probably guess it will be about participating in them).

 

If you are not in the “Linked4Ministry” LinkedIn group and would like to be, go to  http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/2820303/ and click on the “Join Group” button

 

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Blessings,
Bill Bender
Linked4Ministry & Anothen Life Ministries

 

 

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